Airbus A350 XWB
|Airbus A350-900 during its first flight on June 14, 2013|
|Role||Wide-Body jet airliner|
|First flight||June 14, 2013|
|Status||Being produced and being used by airlines|
|Number built||212 as of October 31, 2018|
|Developed from||Airbus A340|
The Airbus A350 XWB (XWB standing for Extra Wide Body) is a type of airplane built by European aerospace company Airbus. It is a long-ranged aircraft with two engines and a wide body. It is predicted that the plane will be able to hold and transport 250-350 passengers in a first class, business class, and economy class or a normal 3-class setting. On January 15, 2015, the A350-900 entered service with Qatar Airways, and the A350-1000 in February 24, 2018 with the same airline.
Variants[change | change source]
- A350-900 (A359)
A350-1000[change | change source]
The A350-1000 is a wide body twin engined aircraft made by Airbus. It can hold more than 400 passengers when arranged in an all economy class configuration. It is currently operated by Qatar airways and Cathay Pacific. Soon other airlines will use this aircraft such as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Its first flight was on the 24 November 2016.
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References[change | change source]
- The parts are built in other countries, and are assembled in France
- "New Pricelist 2013." Airbus.
- "A350-1000". Airbus. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
- Gubisch, Michael (2018-06-19). "PICTURES: Cathay Pacific receives its first A350-1000". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 2019-05-06.